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Action Alert   October 24, 2022
Together WV Get Out the Vote Phone & Text Banking
Join us and our partners in the WV Civic Engagement table to call and text fellow West Virginians to get out and vote in the 2022 election. More
Issues: VotingVoting Rights
Action Alert Julie Archer October 24, 2022
Are You Ready to Vote?
The General Election is coming up on Tuesday, November 8. Make sure you are ready to vote. More
Issues: Clean electionsElectionsVotingVoting Rights
Citizen Action Group Blog Eve Marcum-Atkinson October 22, 2022
Groups Gathered for Jan 6 Justice: Our Freedoms, Our Vote Rally
[VIDEO] Rise Up WV, WV Common Defense, WV Citizens Action Group and others gathered Friday Oct. 21st from noon until 1:00 PM in front of the WV State Capitol river side steps for a rally to speak out for Justice, our Freedoms, and Our Vote. More
Issues: FreedomsJusticeVotingVoting Rights
Action Alert   October 20, 2022
Jan 6 Justice: Our Freedoms, Our Vote Rally – Oct. 21st at Noon
Join members from Rise Up WV, WV Common Defense, WV Citizens Action Group and others in a Justice, Our Freedoms and Our Vote rally on Friday Oct. 21st from noon until 1:00 PM, in front of the WV State Capitol river side steps, for a rally as part of a national week of action. More
Issues: FreedomsJusticeVotingVoting Rights
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson October 11, 2022
Failure is Impossible – West Virginia’s Struggle for Women’s Suffrage
Come see “Failure is Impossible” and celebrate one of the most important events in the history of West Virginia and the nation! More
Issues: Voting Rightswoman's rights
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson September 30, 2022
Rock The Vote 2022, South Charleston HS – Oct. 5th, 9AM
Join us Oct. 5th at 9am, at South Charleston High School, for this Rock The Vote 2022 event! Students can meet their Kanawha Co. Candidates & register to vote. More
Issues: VotingVoting Rights
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson September 28, 2022
Wood County Candidate Forum on Health Care – Oct. 4th, 6PM
You are cordially invited to attend and participate in our Virtual Candidate Forum for the Wood County region, on the topic of Health Care, on Tuesday, Oct. 4th, from 6-7:30 PM. More
Issues: Health CareHealthcareVotingVoting Rights
Citizen Action Group Blog   August 15, 2022
Voter Issues and Action Survey: Full Summary of Results
Our Voter Issues and Action Survey was very successful in calling attention to many of the issues voters face when attempting to make their voices heard at the polls. We are confident that this will serve as a stable foundation as we work with our partners to devise new initiatives to hold election officials accountable and encourage them to resolve many of the issues identified through this campaign. Read the full summary here. More
Issues: DemocracyElectionsVotingVoting Rights
Newsletter article   July 21, 2022
Major Issues Facing West Virginia Voters
The campaign surrounding the Voter Issues and Action Survey (VIAS) concluded on Friday, July 15th. From this campaign, we received a total of 43 responses from West Virginia voters. More
Issues: Voting Rights
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett July 21, 2022
Billionaires are Buying Federal Elections, Putting Democracy at Risk
On July 13th, WV Citizen Action Group co-released a new report in collaboration with Americans for Tax Fairness showing that America’s billionaires are pumping tens of millions of dollars into the 2022 midterm elections, mostly backing Republican candidates for Congress who will cut taxes for the ultra-rich and the corporations they own. More
Issues: Clean electionsDark MoneyFair RepresentationFair taxationVoting Rights
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett July 21, 2022
Senator Manchin – Don’t Gamble with Our Future
Just days after Sen Manchin announced he was ‘postponing’ his support for the reconciliation bill being negotiated in the US Senate and delaying investments necessary to address the climate crisis, WV CAG and partners organized a rally outside his Charleston office calling on him to put #PeopleOverProfits and not to gamble with our future! More
Issues: Climate ChangeClimate JusticeEnvironmentFair taxationHealth CareInfrastructureResilient CommunitiesVoting Rights
Action Alert CAG July 12, 2022
A Survey to Safeguard Democracy: Help Us Spread the Word
As you may be aware, WVCAG and our partners in the WV Freedom to Vote Coalition have been engaged in an initiative to distribute a Voter Issues and Action Survey in order to identify the barriers WV voters face when attempting to access the polls. If you had an issue voting in the primary, we want to hear from you! Additionally, your help with disseminating the survey is crucial to the success of this initiative, so let’s get out there to listen to our fellow West Virginians and protect our vote! More
Issues: Clean electionsDemocracyDiscriminationVoting Rights
Press Release Julie Archer June 29, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: WV Freedom to Vote Coalition Launches Survey to Identify Obstacles Voters Faced in the 2022 Primary Election
The WV Freedom to Vote Coalition has launched a Voter Issue and Action Survey as part of a campaign that aims to expand voter access to the polls by directly listening to West Virginians More
Issues: Clean electionsVotingVoting Rights
Action Alert   June 24, 2022
A Survey to Safeguard Democracy
As we gather, as a nation, to reflect upon the prevalent circulation of the “Big Lie,” the alarming spread of right-wing extremism, and the resulting January 6th coup attempt, it is more important than ever that we take the necessary steps to safeguard our democracy. More
Issues: Clean electionsDemocracyVotingVoting Rights
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett May 25, 2022
Election Blues
May brings spring blooms and election postcards filling our mailboxes. Regardless, this mid-term primary should be noted for its dismal voter turnout of less than 23% of registered voters... More
Issues: ElectionsGOTVRedistrictingVoting Rights
Newsletter article Julie Archer March 23, 2022
Legislative Postmortem
Given the current political climate, victory often takes the form of defeating bad bills. With that in mind, here’s an overview of what happened in these major issue areas... More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeDemocracyDiscriminationEnvironmentFair CourtsFair taxationHealth CareInequalityPollutionRacial JusticeReproductive JusticeVoting RightsWater
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett March 23, 2022
Life After Session
Out of the 2,216 bills introduced during the 2022 legislative session, only 239 survived. Lots of really bad bills died, along with most of the good ones. Not an uplifting appraisal but... it could have been much worse. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesCensorshipDiabetesFair taxationHealth CareKids and familiesMedicaidOil and GasRacial JusticeUnemployment benefitsVaccinesVoting Rightswater qualityWorker's SafetyWV Legislature
Newsletter article Julie Archer March 7, 2022
Election Bills are a Disservice to West Virginia Voters
We need to restore balance to our democracy, attract qualified people who want to go into public service, and make sure every vote is counted and everyone’s voice is heard. More
Issues: Clean electionsDemocracyFair CourtsVoting Rights
Newsletter article Julie Archer February 28, 2022
Voting Rights Restoration Bill in Jeopardy; Several Bad Bills Advancing
As we head into the final two weeks here’s a look at various election and court related bills that are still in play and their status.  More
Issues: Clean electionsDark MoneyDemocracyFair CourtsInequalityVoting Rights
Action Alert Julie Archer February 24, 2022
Legislative Forecast: Urgent Actions – Week Six
This mid-week update is focused on urgent actions to help move good bills and stop bad ones, as critical deadlines on the Legislative Calendar approach. More
Issues: CensorshipDiscriminationFair CourtsHealth CareHuman RightsInequalityVoting Rights
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